Long-range correlations in stationary nonequilibrium systems with conservative anisotropic dynamics.

Z. Cheng, P. L. Garrido, J. L. Lebowitz, J. L. Vallés

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We present results of computer studies of the spatial correlations in two nonequilibrium model systems. These are lattice gases on Z2 described by (apparently) nonGibbsian probability measures which are stationary with respect to simple, anisotropic, particle- conserving stochastic dynamics. The translation-invariant pair correlation functions G(r) are found to decay like a quadrupole field, i.e. for r=(x, y), G(r)-(ax2- by2)lr4, over a range of parameter values corresponding to «weak coupling» in the dynamics. This gives the strongest evidence to date of the generic nature of long-range correlations in conservative anisotropic nonequilibrium systems-in accord with some recent theoretical predictions. Some other properties of these models are also calculated. In particular it is found that, despite the slow decay of the correlations, the fluctuations in particle number look Gaussian.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)507-513
Number of pages7
Issue number6
StatePublished - Mar 15 1991

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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